Monday, July 13, 2009

Tea Time Tuesday!

Thank you, Kate for hosting the tea time Tuesday event. Ever since I started my blog here at blogspot, It was Kate who inspired me to the English tea world. I am truly fascinated by English tea traditions and history. I've been drinking black tea and absolutely enjoy it!! Please visit Kate's fabulous blog today!!


The following tea time photos were taken last December at my dear friend's house during my visit to South Korea and I wanted to share these photos with you.

Bow of thanks before tea time has three meanings:
1. Thankful for having some time for oneself.
2. Thankful to the host for the tea time.
3. Thankful to mother nature for providing the tea.

Asian tea cups are smaller than European tea cups, and also lack a handle. My friend, who is a tea master keeps tea ware on the tea table all year round, covers it with a cloth when not using it. After our dinner, we had a lot of tea. Our tea time ended up going past midnight!!! Since we only see each other once a year, we make up lost time, by having tea time.


kate said...

Oh Suzie it is so beautiful, from the table setting to the clothes...thanks so much, dont you just love all cultures..
Hope to visit you someday..

marty39 said...

Everything is so gracious and elegant. What a wonderful way to visit with a friend. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Mary said...

Hi Suzie, thank you for stopping by to visit my blog! I'm so glad to meet you, and to visit your Tea Time Tuesday post - the table your friend laid out for you is absolutely fascinating! How fortunate you were to experience tea in South Korea! I'll be back to visit you next week!


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